Drake ~ HYFR Feat. Lil Wayne from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo. I guess I'll be like every blogger and post Drizzy's reenactment bar mitzvah video--excuse me, "re-bar mitzvah"--for "HYFR" that features his bawse Lil Wayne, with more cameos (including my imaginary boo Trey Songz) that I can even list or know. It's like being at SXSW and realizing I don't know what most rappers look like. Anyway, Aubrey sure has a lot of hot friends, and no, I'm not talking about Birdman and DJ Khaled, who obviously wore his finest sweatshirt to the event. Somehow, Trey looks finer than ever standing next to Drake... God, Lil Wayne is such a weirdo. Go ahead and try to refute that after watching the video, as cute as it is.
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Yesterday, I laughed about as hard as I did when watching Drake premiere the Wheelchair Jimmy dance, after seeing that Bangladesh had signed a song deal with Cash Money. If you recall, Bangladesh produced "A Milli" off Tha Carter III, and later publicly called out Cash Money after not receiving any compensation for it. I guess that they got that squared away, because Bangladesh did the "6 Foot 7 Foot" beat on Tha Carter IV that gave me many false promises of hope for that record. Since history repeats itself, Bangladesh was, again, not compensated for his work. What's that saying? Fool me once, shame on you, but fool me twice, shame on me? I just googled it, and I guess that's correct, but I thought it would be catchier. On the deal, Bangladesh says: Everybody respects each other, and real recognizes real. At the end of the day, the work is solid, so everybody wants to be in business with each other. It boggles my mind that people work without contracts. Regardless, Bangladesh has produced for Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kesha (disapprove), Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Ludacris, and Nicki Minaj, so I'm not sure why he feels like he needs to sign with these clowns. The way that the XXL article read implied that he didn't require payment upfront for the beats, in exchange for a Lil Wayne verse on his album that has yet to be released. At this point, Wayne might not even be hot by the time Bangladesh's album comes out. I guess he's technically hot still, but not to me. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In related news, EMI is suing Cash Money for late payments. Good luck, Bangladesh. You're still one of my favorite producers.
"Believe" is really fucking pleasant. There's just something about this song, actually, it's probably that Jodeci sample, that really resonates with me. As of late, I'm way more into the ignorant rap, but this is good. Yesterday, I watched some of Mississippi's finest in this music video while I ate a vegetarian panini. I was so moved by David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. that I am blogging about it a day later. Cool story, huh? Clearly, I've always had a thing for David, as well as Krit, although my appreciation of him has since magnified after watching his stellar set at The Fader Fort (among many at SXSW, I'm sure) this year. Are there two more passionate artists out there? On a track together, no less? David Banner's Sex, Drugs, and Video Games is easily one of my most anticipated albums for 2012, and how could it not be, with ASAP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Don Trip, Maino, Kardinal Offishall, Doe Hicks, Luck and Savvy, Raheem DeVaughn, Kree, Ras Kass, J-Doe and Tank all listed as features? He is offering it as a free download, but asking that you contribute to his "movement" that you can read more about at his website.
This happened at the All Star Game... Drake is probably thinking of some depressing lyrics for his follow up to Take Care as Nicki is smooching on Lil Wayne, who happens to be wearing some bedazzled Beats By Dre headphones that cost A Milli. So many things wrong here... Prior to that, Nicki Minaj called into Funkmaster Flex's radio show last week, and among things they discussed was her "selling out." To be honest, it never occurred to me that she was selling out. It's more that she's making crappy music, and I guess increasing her reach of crappy music from hiphop to pop. Crappy music is crappy music. It transcends genre classification. I would hope that people know at this point that I'm smart enough to know what I'm doing all the time. But I guess they still kind of waiver. I always intended on putting out something urban after 'Starships,' because I knew 'Starships' was a monster. I didn't feel the pressure. To be honest, I feel really, really good. I feel that Hip Hop cares enough that they have something to say. I remember when I was hoping that someone had something to say about me on the radio, or cared enough. Maybe it would be a problem if I couldn't deliver records like 'Roman Reloaded,' but I can. I write my own lyrics. Once again, I write my own lyrics. So it's never a problem. Whatever I feel, I can write, I can create it. So I'm good. I think people sometimes get blown away by the magnitude of the pop stuff, because the pop stuff, it reaches everywhere and then I feel like my Hip Hop fans or Hip ...
Surprisingly, I don't think that look he donned for the Larry King show was featured on the list, but that goofy bowtie is now the epitome of Chris Breezy in my mind. From GQ.com, because it's zing, after zing, after zing: For someone who seems to have so much disposable income - he boasts on one track about spending "15 grand on a phone" and charged over $500 for meet-and-greets on his last tour - Brown seems utterly adverse to investing in tailoring, combining the worst excesses of XXL sizing with a penchant for deeply unflattering costumes. They have a point. I could argue and say that Lil Wayne is the worst dressed male on the planet, since he's been wearing snowboard boots, but I think he purposely tries to dress like a weirdo (and succeeds), whereas Chris Breezy is trying to look cool. You can see GQ's slideshow of 25 photos that more than demonstrates why he's the worst dressed in the world. And get some laughs.
It's amazing how ignorant Chris Brown sounds when he raps. Just...mind blowing. I realize that this song is ignorance at its finest, basically, but a rapping Chris Brown...yes. Kind of makes me want to queue up "Yoko." Okay, now that I just watched the "Yoko" video, I'll continue. This is the third version of "Yao Ming" that has been released. First, there was Weezy and 2 Chainz, then there was 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky, and now there's Chris Brown and A$AP Rocky. I don't know when Sex, Drugs & Videogames is dropping, but I'll keep y'all updated because I am super excited for it.
Cory Gunz' daddy dearest gave a long statement to MTV about him being arrested for having a loaded gun. Too easy. Here's the order of my thought process about this all. I immediately found it ironic that his Young Money boss Weezy had been arrested and did time for that charge, then, that Young Gunz really hasn't been in the news much lately and this is all a little convenient, and then last but not least, that little pun. Come to find out later, even more ironically, that the Gunz started a Gunz Against Guns campaign that has them traveling to schools in the Bronx, talking to kids about staying away from guns. Peter Gunz, to MTV: The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx. They caught him around 2 p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack. It was definitely an illegal search. I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I'm hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should 'look out.' According to , they didn't know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around. What I will say is that the officer that arrested Cory actually happened to be a cool dude. After arresting Cory, sitting down with him and talking, he felt bad about the situation. At the end of the day, there's a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it's mandatory jail time. To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it's heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it's very hard. He's ...
I use the term "hot mess" freely, and more oftentimes than not, endearingly, mostly because it's such an all encompassing term. In other words, I use it both positively and negatively. Plus, it works well with the whole name of my blog and all. Case in point, that hood Harry Potter post is a hot mess...in a good way. One of the funniest things I've seen this year. I love it...a lot. Anyway, here's my list of the 13 Hottest Hot Messes of 2011. See this increasing list size as I go? Yeah? 13. Lil B is falls under the affectionate definition of "hot mess." As positive, loving to his fans, and appreciative of his cat, as he is...he's still kind of a hot mess. But, he's the Based God. Arguably, Lil B's verse from "Grove St Party" on Weezy's Sorry 4 The Wait could have occupied this list spot. Or Sorry 4 The Wait could have. But, Lil B is not the Based God for nothing. Thank you, Based God. 12. Gucci Mane was sentenced to 6 months in prison in September for pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle, after he had mistaken her for a prostitute, and she wasn't. Of course, it's completely natural and normal to be picked up in the morning, asking if you want to go to breakfast. Um, no. She should get her own number in this Hot Mess list. 11. If you thought Gucci was bad, TI probably set the record in returning to prison. He was released from prison, and picked up by a luxury ...
I did "Tha Hottest 9 songs of 2011" on Monday (peep that shit), and now that it's Wednesday, AKA not Trap Tuesday, I can continue with these lists. Fortunately, I didn't have any formatting issues with this post that made me think about punching kittens (to clarify, no kittens were around, and I only thought about punching them...but the mere thought is pretty bad, yes). 11. Special Problems is the creative force behind David Dallas' video for "Take a Picture." Besides rapping with a kitten in his hoodie, 7 different directors/animators interpreted 7 parts of the song, with each getting a specific segment and each scene was shot in a different format. During the coarse of the video, none of the directors could see what the others were doing. And did I mention there's a kitten in his hoodie? 10. Even if "All of the Lights" induces epileptic seizures, I still really enjoyed what Hype Williams did for Kanye's dramatic "All of the Lights" video that featured a million other artists. I will continue to stress how I'm a sucker for the lights. 9. October's Very Own crew members Lamar Taylor and Hyghly Alleyne directed Drake's video "The Motto" that featured Lil Wayne & Tyga. I enjoyed the simplicity of it, with the images of Drake dancing around (specifically at 1:28) layered on to the video. I don't know the technical term for that, but it's trill. 8. Todd Angkasuwan directed everything for Evidence's DJ Premier-produced track "You" found on Cats & Dogs, not coincidentally one of my favorite albums of the year. "You" was simple, and I felt like the video really complimented the song, and captured ...
Let me preface these lists. I went to this internet marketing workshop one time, and they recommended that in order to capture people's attention, you choose random numbers for lists. So today, it's the top 9 songs from 2011. Tomorrow it won't be anything for Trap Tuesdays, but the next day I'll resume my listmania. I bet you're wondering how I chose these songs. Actually, I bet you really don't care. Let's be honest. I based my list off priarily of the 'smart' playlist I created in iTunes for the occasion, and partly but what I find myself still wanting to listen to now that it's 2012 and all. 9. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" is produced by The-Dream, but that's not why I love it. The song is hot, is catchy, and most importantly, makes me want to shake my ass. And it's not even a full song! It's a minute and a half of bliss found on Talk That Talk. Listen here: "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna 8. Most of the time I like to good naturedly make fun of Wale, because he kind of asks for it, but I will admit when he sounds good, and boy does he sound good on "Bait." While I really like ignorant music, I especially like Wale on that ignorant stuff, like this Tone P produced track. "Bait" was a bonus cut on Ambition, and was on his Eleven One Eleven Theory mixtape. Bait bait bait bait bait! Listen here: Wale ft. TCB "Bait" 7. "I Think I Love You" by State of the Artist (aka SOTA) was one of my early favorites on 2011. It tends to ...
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